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Re: [link draft] Changing the model for links

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 21:04:13 +0000 (UTC)
To: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Cc: Phil Archer <phil@philarcher.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0904082102270.19453@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 8 Apr 2009, Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
> But this is a different issue. UA applications use this as an include 
> directive, which makes the order matter. The question is, what do 
> browsers do with links with rel='stylesheet' and other values they do 
> not understand?

They use the style sheet.

A page with, say, <link rel="icon stylesheet" href=...> will use ... as 
a stylesheet and a favicon. I don't guarantee that every browser will do 
this for every combination of rel types, because this is an area where 
bugs are common and testing defficient. But for 'stylesheet' it is pretty 
widely implemented correctly, I believe.

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